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Ukrainians fear suffering, political repression awaits them amid Russia referendums – National
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Ukrainians fear suffering, political repression awaits them amid Russia referendums – National

After seven weary months of war, many Ukrainians fear more suffering and political repression awaits them as referendums orchestrated by the Kremlin with help from gun-toting police portend Russia’s imminent annexation of four occupied regions. Many residents fled the regions before the referendums got underway, scared about being forced to vote or potentially being conscripted into the Russian army.Petro Kobernik, who left the Russian-held southern city of Kherson just before the preordained voting began Friday, said the prospect of living under Russian law and the escalating war made him and others extremely jittery about the future.“The situation is changing rapidly, and people fear that they will be hurt either by the Russian military, or Ukrainian guerrillas and the advancing...
Traffic intensifying on Russian border, Finland says amid mobilization order – National
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Traffic intensifying on Russian border, Finland says amid mobilization order – National

Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border with Russia “intensified” overnight and remained elevated into daytime hours on Thursday, the Finnish Border Guard said, although the situation was under control. Finland, whose 1,300-km border with Russia is the longest in the European Union, is closely monitoring the situation in its neighbor after President Vladimir Putin’s order of military mobilization for the war in Ukraine, Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen said on Wednesday.Finnish land border crossings have remained among the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a string of Western countries shut both physical frontiers and their air space to Russian planes in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.“Traffic at the Finnish-Russian border intensified during the night,...
Ukraine continues to pile pressure on retreating Russian forces – National
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Ukraine continues to pile pressure on retreating Russian forces – National

Ukrainian troops continued to pile unrelenting pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, seeking to hold on to their sudden momentum that has produced major territorial gains. Fresh yellow-and-blue flags fluttered from the tallest buildings left in partly destroyed towns around Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, while Ukrainian soldiers inspected charred Russian tanks left along the way.“From the beginning of September until today, our soldiers have already liberated more than 6,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine — in the east and south. The movement of our troops continues,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his nightly address late Monday. Read more: Ukraine claims reaching Russian border as it wages counteroffensive ...
Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others
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Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others

MOSCOW -- Russia said Monday it will launch sweeping war games drills in the country’s east that will involve forces from China — a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West over the Kremlin's action in Ukraine.The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Vostok 2022 (East 2022) exercise will be held Sept. 1-7 in various locations in Russia's Far East and the Sea of Japan and involve more than 50,000 troops, over 5,000 weapons units, including 140 aircraft and 60 warships.The drills will be conducted at seven firing ranges in far eastern Russia and will engage troops from several ex-Soviet nations, China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua and Syria.The ministry said that units of Russian Airborne troops, long-range bombers and military ...
Business Highlights: Falling home sales, Russian coffee
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Business Highlights: Falling home sales, Russian coffee

___US home sales fell in July; some buyers see silver liningLOS ANGELES (AP) — The housing market’s comedown from its high-flying days early this year is deepening, with home sales in July falling for the sixth straight month. Sharply higher mortgage rates, surging inflation and prices that remain near all-time highs are making homes less affordable. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales fell 20.2% from July last year, reaching the slowest pace since May 2020, near the start of the pandemic. But the slowdown has begun to tip the homebuying equation, if ever so slightly, in favor of house hunters who can afford to stay in the market and away from sellers.___Fewer Americans file for jobless benefits last weekWASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans filed for unem...